If you’ve read my “about me” link, you know that my life is nothing like what I thought it would be. I truly didn’t anticipate music being such a huge part of my world let alone something I feel made do. I’m not the lofty dreamer that you might picture when you think ‘musician’ – well, maybe when I was 12 singing along to Mariah Carey’s “Hero” into my bristled hair brush microphone behind my bedroom door. In my teenaged years and adult life I’ve been known by my friends and family to be the practical one – Miss play it safe, if you will. Well, we all know that music isn’t the safe route by any stretch of the imagination; in fact, it’s the opposite. So why torture my common sense driven self? Because it’s not about the logical choice, it’s about choosing to follow the deepest part of me - my heart.
My heart is in music because songwriting is the medium through which I can best express the things that meanthe most to me. I can tell about my life experience and scripture in ways that have more depth and meaning by way of a melody than black words on a white page allow. There is something powerful about the right combination of notes and lyrics – we’ve all experienced it – and as a songwriter, there is something amazing about being a part of combining the two.
Maybe I’m a late bloomer and should have caught onto this calling sooner…or maybe this is the perfect timing. Either way I’m certain that discovering the songwriter in me has been a part of discovering the real me. So, I plan to keep peeling back the layers of my heart on a quest to find the truth that longs to be sung. And I’ll share it all with you, if you’ll be gracious enough to listen. Hopeful music from the heart…that is my mission…that is my cause.